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170 ghats across Kolkata for Chhath Puja

KMDA will separately create arrangements in over 30 ghats in Kasba, Jadavpur and the adjoining areas

Our Special Correspondent | Published 28.10.21, 07:33 AM
Another 100 water bodies will be converted into temporary ghats where wooden steps will be installed along the banks so that people can go down into the water body and perform Chhath rituals.

Another 100 water bodies will be converted into temporary ghats where wooden steps will be installed along the banks so that people can go down into the water body and perform Chhath rituals.

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About 170 ghats will be ready across Kolkata for Chhath Puja, officials of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) and the Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) said on Wednesday.

Chhath Puja will be celebrated on November 10.

The KMC will ready 30 ghats along the Hooghly.

Another 100 water bodies will be converted into temporary ghats where wooden steps will be installed along the banks so that people can go down into the water body and perform Chhath rituals.

“We have 30 ghats along the Hooghly and around 100 water bodies across the city,” said an official of the KMC.

The KMDA will separately create arrangements in over 30 ghats in Kasba, Jadavpur and the adjoining areas on the southern fringes of Kolkata.

“We have seven permanent ghats, of which six are close to the Fortis Hospital in Anandapur. Another one is at Patuli, near Satyajit Ray Park. Apart from these, we will make 32 temporary arrangements in Kasba, Patuli and Jadavpur,” said the KMDA official. 

Most people living in north and central Kolkata visit the ghats along the Hooghly to perform the rituals.

The temporary ghats on the southern fringes are built for devotees living in this part of the city for whom going to a ghat along the Hooghly would mean long commute, said the officials.

The ghats are fitted with lights to make them well-illuminated. 

Earlier, the devotees used to perform the rituals at Rabindra Sarobar, which has been stopped since last year after the state government enforced an order of the National Green Tribunal that prohibits any religious programme at the Sarobar.

Temporary toilets and changing rooms are also made for the devotees.

Last updated on 28.10.21, 07:33 AM
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